Encontrar ?


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5 November 2017

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Encontrar ?

This lesson seems to define encontrar as 'being able to find': ex. I can't find my keys' : Yo no encuentro mis llaves. Why not : Yo no puedo encontrar mis llaves.

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Spanish lesson "Conjugate stem-changing -ar verbs (o > ue) in El Presente (present tense)"


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5 November 2017


Hola Susan, Encontrar means "to find" but somehow it sounds a bit odd to translate the sentence in the lesson "Vosotros no encontrĂ¡is las llaves" into "You don't find the keys" [literal translation] so we went for a more realistic translation in English which is "You can't find the keys." In many cases, when using the simple present in Spanish, the literal translation in English doesn't work well.

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